Apr 17, 2018

Technology and arts come alive in Dublin 8

Today, The Digital Hub welcomes a 11-day exhibition titled ‘this is not a table’ created by Belfast-based, UK artist Robin Price, as part of its renewed focus and commitment to the digital arts sector in Dublin 8. The free exhibition at the Digital Exchange runs from Tuesday, 17 April until Saturday, 28 April from 12pm to 5pm each day excluding Sundays.

The title of this interactive piece refers to surrealist painter Rene Magritte, as well as an impassioned plea on a post-it note once left by the artist asking people to stop leaving things on the ping pong table. Robin likes to play with people’s ideas of what they are, what they could become and centres his work on interactivity and technological interventions.

 

This digital arts installation is a ping pong table that has been created by artist Robin Price using 4000 RGB LEDS under frosted polycarbonate.  Each bounce triggers audio-visual effects programmed in code which responds to the gestures of those who interact with it.

 

Commenting on this is not a table artist Robin Price said: “The work intends to create a rare moment of pure joy that the user can refer back to after returning to the urban hellscape of modern life. The opportunity to show the work in The Digital Hub has been supportive as technology and code plays a huge role in my practice.”

Fiach Mac Conghail, Chief Executive Officer at The Digital Hub said: “We are delighted to present ‘this is not a table’.  This builds on our recent re-engagement with culture and creativity at The Digital Hub. As part of our renewed focus on the digital arts, we very much look forward to announcing further initiatives in the coming months. The Digital Hub can provide that creative intersection between innovation, art and technology to the benefit of our companies and the Liberties community.”

Robin holds an MPhys in Theoretical Physics from the University of Wales, and a PhD in Composition and Creative Practice from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast. He practices works across a variety of disciplines including electronic, music, visuals, audience interactivity and creative technology. In his work, Robin alters everyday devices so the devices can be seen with a new fresh perspective. Robin’s work examines the inspiring possibilities of old, new, and even specially invented technologies and works with commonly understood objects.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit here

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Contact:

Kristin Kenny, Wilson Hartnell

Tel: (01) 669 0030 / 085 8410814

Email: kristin.kenny@ogilvy.com

Notes to Editors

The Digital Hub

Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies.  Home to almost 85 established businesses and employing just over 700 people, The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Bizimply, Good Travel Software, Software Design, Sonru, VSware and Xwerx to scale and grow. Major global companies like Eventbrite, Lonely Planet, Software AG and TIBCO are also based in The Digital Hub along with industry organisations such as the Irish Internet Association, NDRC, Silicon Republic and Tyndall National Institute.

Since the project’s inception, over 200 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, Slack, and Stripe.

The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. Further information is available at: www.thedigitalhub.com or on Twitter: @TheDigitalHub.

About the artist

Robin Price (1981) is a British artist practicing across a range of disciplines including electronic music, visuals, audience interactivity and creative technology. Price holds an MPhys in Theoretical Physics from the University of Wales, and a PhD in Composition and Creative Practice from the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast. His creative practice began in nightclubs and electronic music, which continue to influence the aesthetics of his work.

Find more of Robin Price’s work http://robinprice.net